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Updated 10th December  2017

 
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NOVICES TIP 423

Don’t forget to make dustbin bid of 1NT if you are not strong enough to reply in your lower ranking suit at the two level

so with

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K 8 3

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Q 6 5 4 3

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J 8 6 5 4

reply 1NT here when partner opens 1ª despite holding a singleton Spade and not being balanced 

 

 

 

INTERMEDIATES TIP  423

Only when  there is a FIT one should ADD EXTRA POINTS for SHORTAGES

 

 

ADVANCED  TIP  423

Its not a good idea to overcall 2¨ with AKXXX and about 11 points - -if you are going to do it with 5 card suit have three honours – joining in with 2¨ means contracting for 8 tricks – do you really want to do that  with a hand like

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A K 5 4 3       JUST

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8 6 5 4         PASS  J

                             

             

             

 

 

 

   
 

 

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